Mythology Allusions

1. Allusion: an expression designed to call something to mind without mentioning it explicitly; an indirect or passing reference.

2. Venus is a beautiful Roman goddess of beauty the mother of love and the queen of laughter, who lived on Mount Olympic and was married to a craftsman named Hephaestus. Born from the foam of the sea. She can make true love happened even if it is just to help another.She is the mother of cupid which is the baby of love.

3. Why would Shakespeare choose to allude to your character? - Shakespeare uses the illusion in Act four Scene 3 of Much Ado About Nothing. He compares Hero to Venus, as when he says, "But you are more intemperate in your blood than Venus, or those pampered animals that rage in savage sensuality.", he means that hero is promiscuous and would be disloyal to him as a wife.

4. EQ: How does the stories about your character relate to the theme of Conflict and Change in MAAN? - Venus was called the goddess of love, which relates to Conflict & Change, as the story is centered around love stories, and in some cases, the lack thereof.

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